Personal Training Quarterly


Personal Training Quarterly is digitally published four times a year. Look for articles and information on how you can expand your personal training career through integrating training methods and accessing tools for building your business. You must be a member of the NSCA to access the PTQ.


This Issue

  • DECEMBER 2014  |  Vol. 1 - Issue 4

Issue 1.4 of the PTQ contains articles on the scope of practice of a personal trainer, exercise before and after bariatric surgery, utilizing circuits for small group training, high hormone conditions for hypertrophy in resistance training, the safety of consuming supplements, the similarities of the training and rehabilitation processes, and getting the most out of a certification in personal training.

Featured Articles

  • 04  |  The Scope of Practice for Personal Trainers by Justin Kompf, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, Nick Tumminello, and Spencer Nadolsky, MD
  • 10  |  Exercise Before And After Bariatric Surgery by Cindy Kugler, MS, CSCS, CSPS 
  • 16  |  Small Group Training Utilizing Circuits by Chat Williams, MS, CSCS,*D, CSPS, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
  • 20  |  High Hormone Conditions for Hypertrophy With Resistance Training: a Belief — Not Evidence-based Practice in Strength And Conditioning by Stuart Phillips, Phd, CSCS, FACSM, FACN, Robert Morton, CSCS, and Chris McGlory, Phd 
  • 24  |  How Safe Are Supplements? by Debra Wein, MS, RD, LDN, NSCA-CPT,*D, and Jenna Amos, RD
  • 26  |  The Shared Adaptations of the Training and Rehabilitation Processes by Charlie Weingroff, DPT, ATC, CSCS
  • 30  |  Getting The Most Out Of A Certification In Personal Training by Robert Linkul, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

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Bret Contreras, MA, CSCS

Assistant Editor

Britt Chandler, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Publications Director

Keith Cinea, MA, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Managing Editor

Matthew Sandstead, NSCA-CPT

Publications Coordinator

Cody Urban

Editorial Review Panel

Scott Cheatham, DPT, PT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Mike Rickett, MS, CSCS
Andy Khamoui, MS, CSCS
Josh West, MA, CSCS
Scott Austin, MS, CSCS
Nate Mosher, DPT, PT, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Laura Kobar, MS
Leonardo Vando, MD
Kelli Clark, DPT, MS
Daniel Fosselman
Liz Kampschroeder
Ron Snarr, MEd, CSCS
Tony Poggiali, CSCS
Chris Kennedy, CSCS
John Mullen, DPT, CSCS
Teresa Merrick, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Ramsey Nijem, MS, CSCS